SIMRES

THE DEEP SEA

Exploring Hydrothermal Vents and their ecosystems

SATURNA ISLAND, BC

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 1:00 PM

Saturna Community Hall
$10 at door, 18 years and under are free
refreshments served

PHOTO: LIFE ON A HYDROTHERMAL VENT, ONC

Dr. Kim Juniper

Chief Scientist, ONC

Join us for a deep-sea dive with Dr. Kim Juniper as he talks about deep sea thermal vents, proposed mining of these areas and what effect that will have on our oceans. As we learn more about the ecology of these places on the ocean floor, new questions emerge such as — should deep-sea thermal vents and seamounts be mined for their valuable resources or protected for their unique ecosystems?

Dr. Kate Moran

President & CEO, ONC

Ocean Networks Canada has recently been awarded significant new funding for their oceanographic work. Kate Moran will talk about the new marine projects and initiatives they plan to undertake as they explore and monitor the oceans around us.

saturnamarineresearch.ca

SEATALKS | Saturna Environmental Awareness Talks presented by Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society | SIMRES